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South Australian seniors enjoy free bus transport

South Australian seniors are now taking the bus more due to a free travel initiative by Adelaide Metro

The South Australian government says SA seniors card holders have embraced free all-day travel on Adelaide Metro services, with patronage increasing by more than 40 per cent in both morning and afternoon peak periods since the changes were introduced on July 1.

Seniors have welcomed the inclusion of free travel on public transport during weekday peak periods, with 43 per cent more seniors travelling between 7am and 9am and 45 per cent more between 3pm and 7pm in July, compared to the previous month.

With free travel any time on Adelaide Metro services for approximately 430,000 South Australian Seniors Card members, catching the bus, train or tram has become a simpler and more flexible way to get where they need to go.

Last month saw a total of 539,447 trips taken by Seniors Card holders – up from 477,178 in June. By the end of July, a total of 16,460 Seniors Card holders had received refunds on unused credit totalling $335,535.

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Routes servicing Golden Grove, Prospect, Rostrevor, Henley Beach and Glenelg were among the most travelled bus routes – highlighting growing patronage from older passengers across the whole Adelaide network.

To access free travel, simply validate your Seniors Card each time you board a service or pass through barrier gates.

While you will not be charged, please ensure you still validate your card to help provide accurate patronage data and assist with future service planning.

Any remaining Adelaide Metro credit on Seniors Cards can still be refunded or transferred to a different metroCARD by visiting the Adelaide Metro InfoCentre at the Adelaide Railway Station.

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